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The Skatt Brothers (or Skatt Bros.) was a band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1979. At first they were compared to bands like the Village People for parallels in music, but later returned to their more rockish roots.
History[edit source | edit]Edit
Sean Delaney formed the band in 1979. Signed to Casablanca Records by Neil Bogart, the original lineup consisted of Delaney himself as well as Peter Sweval, Richard Martin-Ross, David Andez, Richie Fontana and Craig Krampf. Andez and Krampf were later replaced with Danny Brant.
In 1979, the band released Walk the Night (written by Fontana and Andez), on the Strange Spirits album. " Walk the Night " was widely popular, reaching #9 in the Billboard charts and #1 on various national charts. Walk the Night is considered the band's cult classic and most famous release.
Popular culture[edit source | edit]Edit
The band's classic Walk the Night appeared on the official soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. According to Rockstar Games, the company thought the song so important to have on the soundtrack that they hired aprivate investigator to locate Delaney's (who died in 2003) surviving relatives and secure the rights to include it.
Discography[edit source | edit]Edit
- Strange Spirits - 6 November 1979, Casablanca Records
- Rico and the Ravens - 1981, Polygram (Australia only)
- Walk The Night (1980)
- Life At The Outpost (1980) #7 Australia